LEWISTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT CIVIL SERVICE TESTING FOR THE POSITION OF POLICE OFFICER
TEST DATE: JANUARY 13, 2018
The Lewistown Police Department is a professional and progressive full service, police agency providing services for approximately 8500 citizens within the 2.0 square mile borough. Lewistown is located in the heart of Pennsylvania and is the county seat for Mifflin County. The department currently has ten full time sworn officer positions, (including criminal investigations, bike patrol, and K-9), four part-time officer positions, an administrative assistant, two executive officers, and a police chief. At this time, we anticipate three full time openings in the coming year (2018).
Those interested in becoming a member of our police department should submit a Preliminary Application to; The Lewistown Police Department, 21 South Brown St., Suite 1A, Lewistown, PA 17044. The application can be found online at www.lewistownpolice.org, picked up at the station location, or emailed to you upon request. Applications must be submitted on or before January 5, 2018.
Prerequisites for applying for the position of police officer are as follows:
- Must be 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States
- Possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver License upon being hired
- Possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent
- College education preferred but not necessary
- MPOETC Act 120 certified or enrolled in a MPOETC approved Act 120 certified program
A written exam will be conducted on January 13, 2018, at 0800 hours at the Mifflin County High School followed by the physical agility test for those who successfully complete the written exam. The physical agility test will also take place at the Mifflin County High School and will consist of a timed 300 meter run, stair climb, dummy drag of 150 pounds, fence clear (4ft), and a trigger pull. The physical agility testing will be waived for those applicants who have worked full time and/or part-time (1000 hours per year) for a Pennsylvania police department for two years or more within the past three years, if applicant presents a recent (within 60 days) medical certificate from a United States medical doctor stating that he/she is fit for unrestricted duty as a police officer.
The newly increased starting salary for a first year probationary officer without experience is $21.64 per hour ($45,011 per year), plus benefits. An increased salary for a full time sworn officer with two or more years of experience will be considered.
A civil service list will be established from the candidates successfully completing the written exam, physical agility testing, and oral exam to be completed on a later date.
Additional requirements for the position are successfully passing a medical and psychological exam, and a rigorous background investigation.
The Borough of Lewistown is an equal opportunity employer providing consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.